Fundamentals of Grants Management Workshop Agenda

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					              Enhancing Grants Management Capacities Technical Assistance Program
          Fundamentals of Grants Management Workshop Agenda for Chicago, IL
Wednesday, May 28, 2009

8:00 a.m.     Registration

8:30 a.m.     Welcome (FEMA/NCJA)

              Introductions/Expectations and Workshop Objectives

              Managing Your FEMA Grant Program—Putting the Pieces Together

              The Grants Cycle—Pre-Award Administration
                  Funding Acquisition
                  Program Establishment
                  Application
                  Review

12 noon       Lunch (on your own)

              The Grants Cycle—Pre-Award Administration
                  Award

              Pre-Award Breakout Sessions—by Discipline (Policy, Program or Financial)

              Reporting Out

5:30 p.m.     Adjourn


Thursday, May 29, 2009

8:30 a.m.     Review of Previous Day and Administrative Announcements

              Environmental and Historic Preservation Request Process and Guidelines

              The Grants Cycle—Post-Award Administration
                  Monitoring
                  Payment Requests

12 noon        Lunch (on your own)

              The Grants Cycle—Post-Award Administration
                  Amendments
                  Reporting
                  Audits
                  Closeouts

              Post-Award Breakout Sessions—by Discipline (Policy, Program or Financial)

              Reporting Out and Workshop Evaluations

4:30 p.m.     Adjourn